Midweek Music Moment: Fire in Freetown

K’Naan is a Somali-Canadian musician who rose to sharp fame when his song ‘ Wavin the Flag’ was chosen as Coca Cola’s theme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

After it’s FIFA bombardment, I can no long listen to that song – but today’s Midweek Music Moment is one of my favourites from him, ‘Fire in Freetown’ from his 2009 album ‘Troubadour’.

 

 

With his distinctive blend of conscious hip-hop, Bob Marley type-rhythms and protest poetry, K’Naan has firmly established himself in the Canadian music scene: including winning 2010 Juno for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and a 2011 Juno for Song of the Year.

This second track ‘Take a Minute’ is also from his 2009 album ‘ Troubadour’ – which I prefer to his newer, more hip-hop style of music.

 

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